Book Review: E2 by Pam Grout

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 27 Apr, 2017

Is the Law of Attraction really working? Part 1

Pic from Intention Radio
E-Squared could be best described as a lab manual with simple experiments to prove once and for all that reality is malleable, and that you can shape your life with your mind.
Where the Secret is more generic and Abraham Hicks needs an higher level of consciousness and awareness, this is book is practical: you are invited to conduct nine 48-hour experiments to prove there really is a positive force in the Universe. Indeed, prove.

The experiments aim to demonstrate that the Law of Attraction is as dependable as gravity, energy attracts energy and you can focus your energy into specifics as follows:
Experiment 1.     The Dude Abides Principle.
There is an invisible energy force or field of infinite possibilities.And it's your for the asking
Experiment 2.     The Volkswagen Jetta Principle
You impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations.
Experiment 3.     The Alby Einstein Principle
You, too, are a field of energy.
Experiment 4.     The Abracadabra Principle
Whatever you focus on expands.
Experiment 5.    The Dear Abby Principle  
Your connection to the field provides accurate and unlimited guidance.
Experiment 6.     The Superhero Principle
Your thoughts and consciousness impact matter.
Experiment 7.     The Jenny Craig Principle
Your thoughts and consciousness provide the scaffolding for your physical body.
Experiment 8.     The 101 Dalmatians
You are connected to everything and everyone else in the universe.
Experiment 9.     The Fish and Loaves Principle
The universe is limitless, abundant, and strangely accommodating. 

Well reading the book was entertaining, with the first 15% explaining how and why the Law of Attraction works with examples and stories of results achieved either by herself or other people. Grout writes in a very funny (at times hysterical) and totally engaging style and is able to translate spiritual concepts in such simple ways that even a child can understand them.
Of course reading the book is one thing, seeing if the principle/s actually work another so there I went and tried them out ( it is still a work in progress, hence this is just Part 1):

The Dude Abides Principle.
I had to get my head around this as I was first expecting something magical and heart shattering I had to re-read the chapter to understand that a blessing comes in many forms (she gives an examples of a friend that was sitting on a park bench who has a child come and smile at her).
In that case it worked; I was approached to write blogs ( for others) from 3 completely different unknown sources, totally unsolicited and out of the blue. So, big tick here. 

The Volkswagen Jetta Principle
This experiment, again lasting 48 hours, is divided in 2: on day 1 you concentrate to manifest cars of a specific colour ( I chose bright red, I don't like the colour she suggested and I never noticed red cars before where I live and wanted to make it difficult), on day 2 you are meant to manifest butterflies.

OK  day 1 of the experiment was a very nice day and I was heading out of the house for a massage. As I came out of the door I remembered I was doing the experiment so I said out loud: " Universe remember it is bright red cars, bright red cars, bright red..." Well I walked for less than 5 minutes when , what do I see? An iconic London black cab guess what? that's right, painted red and simultaneously, on the other lane, a red car passing by.
I started smiling and kept thinking "bright red cars".
The experiment went so well that I had to stop after a few hours as it looked like the factory of bright red cars had let them loose all at once as they were everywhere.

Day 2 of the experiment was a very grey day in London and I was going for a business meeting. I was thinking butterflies but I thought  in the middle of urban London on a day like that the chances were slim.
Anyway the meeting proceeded for a quite a few hours, then towards the end we were chatting about more personal matters and my colleague started talking about her daughters. I told her they are adorable ( I know her and her family well) and she asked me if I wanted to see some pictures, " Yes of course I said".
She showed me a selection of recently taken photos of her two girls (absolutely gorgeous) and all of sudden there it was  a butterfly, and then another and then another (12 to be precise) on her phone, pictures from a visit they had at the National Science Museum.
I think I must have looked like I was loosing the plot as I started to laugh histerically.
Tick :-)

The Alby Einstein Principle
I don't posses wire hangers ( posh I know ;-) ) and I had to wait to get clothes back from the dry cleaners to try the experiment. For the life of me I broke 5 hangers and I really cannot tell if it works/could work or not,  more due to my poor skills than the experiment itself.

The Abracadabra Principle
This is in progress.... 

The Dear Abby Principle
I haven't done this one yet.

The Superhero Principle
I am not a Gardner, and my green finger is so bad that I have managed to kill cactuses in the past. I gave this a miss...

The Jenny Craig Principle
Pass, I'm not trying to lose weight.

The 101 Dalmatians
I haven't done this yet.

The Fish and Loaves Principle
I started this experiment not only by acknowledging the abundance all around me, but also by writing it down ( Abraham calls it a book of appreciation) and I realised I am a very lucky girl and now I carry out this practice daily focusing on one subject each day. 

"Everyone thinks about chaining the world , but no one thinks of changing himself" .  
Leo Tolstoy, Russian Novelist.

This quote from the book is soo very appropriate and summarises the book for me: you  need to train your mind and devote it to only the things you want, focusing on the what not the how (Grout gives a very good analogy to explain this by comparing it to housebreaking a puppy: you keep on taking him outside and showing it a different reality until it realises).

I will continue and carry out the other experiments to ensure I can use my mind to its full potential.
My question to you is: is your mind trained or untrained?

You know what to do: read the book and start training....

The People Alchemist Blog

By The Alchemist About Town 22 Sep, 2017
I am so utterly delighted that my book is now out, available to order both on paperback and on Kindle edition just in time for Business Women's Day - YES!!!!!! :-) 

STOP IT! It's all in your head   is my labour of love and my way to encourage, inspire and empower women to achieve what they want professionally and not be confined by societal, religious, family paradigms of what " women should do/are like" and, most importantly, the restrictions in their head.
If that is being CEO of a Global Company or a stay-at-mum or Director of Paperclip ( whatever grabs your fancy) so be it.

Writing this book was also a personal challenge ( the 30 days thingy) which confirmed to me once and for all that you can really do whatever you set your mind to, if you really want to that is.

Couple of tips for writing a book from me:
  • write about what you are passionate about, you know more than you think.
  • free-write about the parts/chapters in the book you like the most and you are most interested in first - that will give you a great boost at the beginning - you can edit and add the boring bits later - by then most of the book will be almost there
  • keep your own voice - write as you speak so to speak ( people do need to understand you though..)
  • keep an open mind, ideas will flow into you mid-way through the project
  • a deadline and going public is good to beat procrastination ( but if that stresses you out too much don't do it) - the deadline certainly helped me.
You can do it too!!!

If anyone would like to be part of the book launch, the event is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it- I hope to meet you soon, in person or through the pages of my book.

Laura x

#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan

By The Alchemist About Town 19 Sep, 2017
The time is getting closer and closer to the release of   STOP IT, It's all in your head   my new book ( 22 September for Business Women's Day - US) .

I have now  received the proof copy of the paperback which looks absolutely fabulous: a couple of things to correct but overall I am super happy with the result.
A lot of marketing to do now between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ ( which is PS: looking like more work than the actual writing of the book).

The book event/launch/talk is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it.

Laura x

#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan

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